Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Climate Solutions Lab

The politics of the Environment

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Political Science


António Valentim

Undergraduate seminar

Readings from Underrepresented groups

Course Description

Climate change and the environment are becoming central topics for politics and societies in many countries. This course introduces students to the politics surrounding the environment, with a focus on political behavior, party politics and policy-making. It will provide an overview of the main debates on the environment within political science, also integrating research from economics. The focus will be - but is not limited to – established democracies in the Global North and quantitative empirical research.